Friedrich Heinrich Kern is a German composer and pianist.
Kern began his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim where he graduated with a Diplom in Music Composition and Piano. From 2008, Kern studied in New York with Matthias Pintscher and Louis Karchin.
Additionally, he spent one year studying traditional Korean music at Seoul National University. In 2007, he was a visiting composer at Wesleyan University. He received a MacCracken Research Fellowship and now teaches at New York University.
Recent works include Von Taufedern und Sternen for soprano and orchestra, premiered by the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany.
"..pour une nuit seule", a string quartet written for the Jack Quartet, and Zwei for piano and percussion, premiered by the Either/Or Ensemble.